When you’re raising a pet coatimundi at home, you have to do some serious studying and research as to how you can properly nurture these kind of exotic pets. Even though, they’re going to be house pets like your usual cats and dogs, you have to know that they are a lot different from the latter.
In this article, we will be looking at different tips on raising a pet coatimundi at home. Let’s start with feeding. When baby coatis are already old enough, you can get them from their mother already so that you can start feeding them through the use of a bottle. When you start bottle feeding your baby pet coatis, it’s a good thing to start with puppy replacer milk. You can use a cup of this and mix it with 2 cups of water. To make it taste better, you can add a small amount of honey into the mix. At the start of weaning, baby coatis will often consume half to an ounce of milk during each feeding. You should feed them 4 times in a day. When they start getting used to feeding on the milk that you’re giving them, the amount that they consume per feeding will increase to an average of 2 to 3 ounces. Even though you may notice an increase in their appetite, it’s best that you don’t overfeed them. At the age of 6 to 8 weeks, your pet coatis may start developing loose stools. When this time comes, you should add in 1 tablet of Lactaid to each cup of milk that you use when mixing up their formula. Be sure to mix 24 hours in advance.
As your pets start growing bigger, you can shift them to Purina Puppy Chow until they grow into yearlings. During that time, you can then shift them to Purina Chow for Adult Dogs. Keeping these types of exotic pets inside large birdcages that have hammocks and blankets inside is really advisable. The hammocks and blankets will serve as their sleeping materials. When your pets start becoming active, you should see to it that the door of their cage is left open so that you can allow them to go in and out. In this way, they can play freely when they want to. After you feed them, it is best that you let them back in their cage so that they can do their thing and take a nap afterwards. These exotic animals are quite easy to paper train. They usually use a corner of their cage when they’re doing their business. However, like other types of pets, they will also make mistakes at times.
Coatis are known for their curious and active nature. They love moving around all the time except during nap time. When you have a pet coati at home, it’s like you have a 2 year old child who needs to be well guarded. You have to make your house child proof so that you can prevent your pet from getting injuries.